Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay

The Willows, Nicholson Road, Torquay TQ2 7TD

Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay, Torquay, Devon
Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay, Torquay, Devon
Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay, Torquay, Devon

Kiddi Caru is not just a day nursery; it’s a great start in life!

This nursery is bright, homely and spacious with a fantastic outside area for children to enjoy; an environment that is safe and secure.

The welfare of the children in care is paramount and through an excellent keycarer system professionals are able to ensure that the individual needs of every child are met.

As well as providing all the activities you would expect from a top-quality nursery, the team also offer extra curriculum activities such as yoga, French, music & movement and sing & sign. They believe these activities are simply part of a quality brand and should be enjoyed by all children – therefore these programmes are provided at no extra cost.

Group: Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Helen Churchill (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Torbay Council

Number of Staff: 38

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 96

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.5 Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.548)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 12 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.923 for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay is calculated as follows: ( (132 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 142 Ratings = 4.923

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 4.625 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay is based on 12 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 19.2 positive Reviews (96 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 19.2 Target = 0.625

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    11
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay

  • Mother of Child
    12

My son has attended Kiddi Caru Nursery for the past 7 months. He has taken a while to settle however the team in Seashells made sure my son was comforted and did what they could to distract him. Since my son has been at the nursery his vocabulary has come on amazingly and he is so sociable with other children now. My son loves to be outdoors so having the big outside area at the nursery was a massive bonus. With the classes they have a timetable so the children are in a routine, I think this is brilliant. The food provided is very good also and has helped my son try new tastes as can be a fussy eater. I cannot recommend this nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Am very happy to give Kiddi Caru an 'Excellent' score; the building is fresh and bright, the daily activities are nicely varied, the staff seem to have a genuine love of children and are always approachable, and most of all my child loves it there!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended the Torquay branch of Kiddi Caru since early 2016. He has progressed and developed in two different rooms and every single week he is increasing his skills, interaction and even his eating habits! All of the staff are extremely approachable, caring and understanding of each child's needs and wishes. The garden is especially outstanding with so much for the children of all ages to explore and activities for them to do. Would always recommend Kiddi Caru and it has restored my faith back into nurseries.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

We have used Kiddi Caru for 8 years and found them always helpful and kind. The children have a great day and are well educated and supported in their early year's development. Two of our children have transitioned into school without any problems, following their start in Kiddi Caru and our third child will be reluctantly leaving this year to start pre-school. We have recommended Torquay Kiddi Caru to several friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have used Kiddi Caru Torquay for 5 years. All of our children have loved it. Our youngest child started a few months ago and has been happy since his first day. We are confident leaving him in the care of the wonderful staff and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Brilliant nursery, lovely staff and very professional. I have sent both my son's to Kiddi Caru and both have loved it there.
My only criticism it that the nursery doesn't do free or discounted days if the child is away and with plenty of notice (other nursery's do). I understand it shouldn't be the case on short notice.
Neither does the nursery do day swaps-again with notice, I do not see a reason that I can't swap a day for another day even if there is space. Things like this would help out now and again.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We are so happy with the staff and facilities at the nursery. They are so welcoming and warming and I have never felt uncomfortable leaving my son there. My son is happy to be dropped off and has a wonderful relationship with his key carer and the other members of staff in the room. There is always a lovely message in his book telling me what he has been up to, what and how much he has eaten and information about naps and nappy changes. When I collect him the members of staff are friendly and talk about how he has been and what he has been doing that day.
As a primary school teacher, the daily plan was important to me and was one of the things I looked at when choosing a nursery. The lesson plans and what they do each day is fantastic, developing throughout the nursery and preparing them for school. The extra activities such as French and yoga are also a great experience and provide extra stimulation for the children. The classrooms are well equipped and the outside space is fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kiddi Caru is an amazing nursery - my boy loves it and the staff helped him settle in to relieve me feeling upset when dropping him off. Their comments in my son's diary are detailed and I love reading what he has been up to and what he loved most; I can then try these activities at home.

They send out a regular news letter with events, for parents to attend and helps keep us involved, even outside of nursery hours.

The facilities at the nursery are excellent and I love that they have their own animals.

Overall and amazing, friendly and sought after nursery - thank you to all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Great nursery. My son has grown and is learning a lot with great support from staff. They are always happy to help and support parents too. My son has settled in very well.
Food is excellent, my son loves it and eats the lot. Always happy when I pick him up. We always have a good handover morning and evening.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I highly recommend Kiddi Caru Nursery. We have been very happy with all the services and support that Kiddi Caru has offered. My daughter has been very happy and her progress has come along so well from being at Kiddi Caru. I don't have one bad thing to say about the nursery and I'd be more than happy to send any of my future children to Kiddi Caru.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Looking for the perfect nursery for my son was very important to me I looked at several nurseries in the area and none of them were up to the standard I felt fit for my son. Just as I was going to start looking out of the area I heard about Kiddi Caru. Nicely tucked away I never knew it existed, I fell in love straight away. So clean and tidy, a range of different aged staff, so many resources and the garden space is amazing. The food menu is amazing I couldn't be happier with the care my son gets.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kiddi Caru is a fantastic nursery, who always put the child first. The key carers build great bonds with their key children and show great enthusiasm in the children's learning.
My son was not used to a nursery environment and spent his first 2 years with me, meaning him settling took a little longer. The staff were very patient and calm with him and after only 2 months he shows great confidence and is always keen to go to nursery. Now he is full-time there.
Amazing nursery with lovely staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Torquay? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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